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Detroit Red Wings Schedule Released; NHL Announces New Division Names

Posted at 6:10 PM, Jul 19, 2013

NEW YORK — The National Hockey League and the NHL Players Association approved the participation of NHL players in the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. With the approval of NHL participation, a new schedule was finally approved and released. The NHL will take a break from February 9-February 26 to allow for its players to participate in the Olympics.

The Detroit Red Wings will open the season October 2 at home against new division rival Buffalo. The Red Wings are moving to the Eastern Conference as part of the NHL’s realignment for the 2013-2014 season.

The NHL announced the new names for the four divisions in the two conferences. The Red Wings will play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The Metropolitan Division will be the name of the other division in the Eastern Conference. The Western Conference will be made up of the Pacific and Central Divisions.

The 2013-2014 Detroit Red Wings Schedule is below (Home games are in ALL CAPS):

  • Oct. 2: BUFFALO
  • Oct. 4: at Buffalo
  • Oct. 5: at Boston
  • Oct. 10: PHOENIX
  • Oct. 12: PHILADELPHIA
  • Oct. 14: at Boston
  • Oct. 15: COLUMBUS
  • Oct. 17: at Colorado
  • Oct. 19: at Phoenix
  • Oct. 21: SAN JOSE
  • Oct. 23: OTTAWA
  • Oct. 26: NY RANGERS
  • Oct. 30: at Vancouver
  • Nov. 1: at Calgary
  • Nov. 2: at Edmonton
  • Nov. 4: at Winnipeg
  • Nov. 7: DALLAS
  • Nov. 9: TAMPA BAY
  • Nov. 12: WINNIPEG
  • Nov. 15: WASHINGTON
  • Nov. 16: at NY Islanders
  • Nov. 19: NASHVILLE
  • Nov. 21: CAROLINA
  • Nov. 23: OTTAWA
  • Nov. 24: at Buffalo
  • Nov. 27: BOSTON
  • Nov. 29: at NY Islanders
  • Dec. 1: at Ottawa
  • Dec. 4: PHILADELPHIA
  • Dec. 6: at New Jersey
  • Dec. 7: FLORIDA
  • Dec. 10: at Florida
  • Dec. 12: at Tampa Bay
  • Dec. 14: PITTSBURGH
  • Dec. 15: TAMPA BAY
  • Dec. 17: ANAHEIM
  • Dec. 19: CALGARY
  • Dec. 21: at Toronto
  • Dec. 23: NY ISLANDERS
  • Dec. 28: at Florida
  • Dec. 30: at Nashville
  • Jan. 1: TORONTO
  • Jan. 4: at Dallas
  • Jan. 9: at San Jose
  • Jan. 11: at Los Angeles
  • Jan. 12: at Anaheim
  • Jan. 16: at NY Rangers
  • Jan. 18: LOS ANGELES
  • Jan. 20: ST. LOUIS
  • Jan. 22: CHICAGO
  • Jan. 24: MONTREAL
  • Jan. 26: FLORIDA
  • Jan. 28: at Philadelphia
  • Jan. 31: WASHINGTON
  • Feb. 2: at Washington
  • Feb. 3: VANCOUVER
  • Feb. 6: at Florida
  • Feb. 8: at Tampa Bay
  • Feb. 26: at Montreal
  • Feb. 27: at Ottawa
  • Mar. 4: at New Jersey
  • Mar. 6: COLORADO
  • Mar. 7: NEW JERSEY
  • Mar. 9: at NY Rangers
  • Mar. 11: at Columbus
  • Mar. 14: EDMONTON
  • Mar. 16: at Chicago
  • Mar. 18: TORONTO
  • Mar. 20: PITTSBURGH
  • Mar. 22: at Minnesota
  • Mar. 23: MINNESOTA
  • Mar. 25: at Columbus
  • Mar. 27: MONTREAL
  • Mar. 29: at Toronto
  • Mar. 30: TAMPA BAY
  • Apr. 2: BOSTON
  • Apr. 4: BUFFALO
  • Apr. 5: at Montreal
  • Apr. 8: at Buffalo
  • Apr. 9: at Pittsburgh
  • Apr. 11: CAROLINA
  • Apr. 13: at St. Louis